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Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund

Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund will provide capital funding under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Programme to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs.

Public, community and third sector organisations were invited to bid for up to 40/50% of their total project costs, up to £2 million, with the remainder of project costs provided through match funding from other non-European public sources.

The deadline for all applications was 28 February 2017.

Awards were announced on 29 June 2017 by the Minister for Transport and Islands. The following organisations received funding:

-    Dundee City Council
-    Falkirk Council
-    North Ayrshire Council
-    Perth and Kinross Council
-    Sport Aberdeen

More information on the projects here: LCTT Challenge Fund Project Descriptions

Application process

For information, below are links to the key application documents: 

1. LCTT Challenge Fund Application Form (email for Word version)

2. LCTT Challenge Fund Notes for Applicants (PDF)

3. LCTT Challenge Fund Guidance for Applicants (PDF)

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Some projects may include construction, upgrading or bringing back into use paths or path networks. For more information about this please read Transport Scotland’s Paths Guidance.

Assessment process

Eligible applications underwent a full assessment and were scored against nine project impact criteria. These scores were then presented to an Assessment Panel for their consideration. For more detail on the assessment process see the following document:

Guidance for grantees

If you have any questions please contact the Energy Saving Trust LCTT Challenge Fund team:

Email: lctt@est.org.uk 
Phone: 0131 555 8691 

The Energy Saving Trust has been appointed by Transport Scotland to administer the LCTT Challenge Fund.  

Background and strategic aims of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund

Transport Scotland has been awarded £13.9M under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 programme to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and improve air quality. 

£7.6M of this funding will be used to deliver the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund. This will support the strategic aims of the LCTT Programme:

  • To increase the number of journeys made by public transport, active travel or low-carbon vehicles
  • To support active travel hubs (facilities and routes to support cycling, walking and public transport use as an alternative to the car)
  • To provide low carbon transport hubs and reliable low-carbon refuelling services at strategic sites.

Through the LCTT Challenge Fund, Transport Scotland is seeking to deliver the targets it has committed to as part of the overall LCTT programme aims by 2018 to:

  • create 6 Low Carbon Travel and Transport Hubs
  • construct up to 53 km of cycle networks or walking paths
  • increase the number of low carbon vehicle registrations in Scotland by 50

 

 

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For any questions about the LCTT Challenge Fund please email the Energy Saving Trust LCTT Challenge Fund project team.

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